Chopped Greek Salad with Pita Chip Croutons

Last Tuesday all I wanted to eat was chocolate. And cookies. And drink wine. So that’s what I did.


I was stressed out, tired and apparently thought that eating any form of sugar I could get my hands on was going to make me feel better. Well, it didn’t. At the end of the night I felt like the cracked out sugar mama that I was. Shocker, right?


I woke up the next morning with a sugar hangover the size of Dolly Parton’s…….hair. I worked out twice on Wednesday and ate this salad for lunch and dinner. By mid day I was starting to feel a bit better.


I haven’t posted that many salads on the blog. And it’s not because we don’t eat them, we eat a lot of them but I guess in the back of my sugar coated brain, I think lemon bars and chocolate cherry brownies are so much more worthy of your time. I mean who wants to read about salad when you can look at pictures of brown butter apple cake?


But you know what? This salad is worthy. In fact, it’s soooooo worthy. We eat some resemblance of this salad a few times a month. I make the dressing by the quart and I almost always have the ingredients on hand to make it. Sometimes I throw in a handful of garbanzo beans or leftover diced chicken but the veg usually stays the same.


Chopped romaine with some spinach and/or arugula for good measure, chopped peppers, tomato, sweet onion, cucumber, green olives and some crumbled feta cheese. I happened to have some pita bread that was going stale so I toasted it up to make some croutons. It’s a winner of a salad and will fill you up without leaving you wanting something more.

I couldn’t help but smile at this last picture. As I sat down to eat lunch, I grabbed a baking book to read while I ate. Just keeping it real, folks!